Do social networks kill “real” relationships?

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Video on social impact of new technology.  Here is the big question, asked by many parents: do social networks damage "normal social relationships"? How will future family interactions be altered by virtual social networks?  Should we be worried about the effect on young children of spending too much time on social networking?

Most online social networking is with people who are known to their friends or colleagues in physical life. Impact of virtual communication on social gatherings. FaceBook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Plaxo, Bebo, YouTube are mainly communities of people who know each other. Why many people are physically present but mentally and emotionally absent. Impact of social networks on family life. Virtual relationships, video, videoconferencing, Skype, dating and Second Life. How relationships are changing in the online world. Impact of technology, mobile phones, computers. Keynote conference speaker Patrick Dixon at Stein Am Rhein Leadership Summit – questions and answers facilitated by Professor Prabhu Guptara.

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